Furrowed lines on the forehead and sags above the eyes can be corrected with skin ablation techniques, but for those who are not ready for such an aggressive treatment, there’s a simpler alternative. Smoothing the forehead skin can be accomplished merely by inhibiting the muscles in the region from fully contracting. Most of the horizontal creases on the forehead are dynamic in nature, meaning they form only when the skin is pulled or relaxed. A non-surgical treatment such as BOTOX® can correct this problem. We proudly offer these non-surgical brow lift procedures to all interested clients in the Madison, WI area. After consulting with the individual, we often recommend BOTOX® as the preferred treatment for age-related dynamic wrinkling on the forehead and elsewhere.
Simpler Than a Brow Lift
Brow lift surgery involves ablating the skin. For adults who don’t want to undergo surgery, BOTOX® may be the perfect alternative. The science behind BOTOX® has to do with the mechanism.
When injected into the upper-level muscles on the forehead, BOTOX® blocks nerve signals from reaching the muscles. The muscles hardly contract after the fluid takes effect. Sensory nerves aren’t affected, so the forehead skin won’t feel numb after the treatment. The individual can still make squinting motions and contract the muscles around the eyes, but the forehead skin remains smooth and more taut in appearance.
A Quick Procedure
After an initial consultation that includes a thorough examination of the forehead skin and forehead wrinkles, we’ll know just how much BOTOX® fluid to use and where to inject it. The fluid begins to work on the nerve endings in the muscle tissue almost immediately, but the full effect takes a few days. The fluid doesn’t travel to other parts of the body, so there’s no worrying about unintended loss of muscle control elsewhere.
This isn’t a permanent solution to the problem of dynamic wrinkles, but it’s an effective stop-gap treatment and a great brow lift alternative. Some of our clients here in Madison, WI have told us that they will consider brow lift surgery at some time in the future, but for now, BOTOX® is a great option.
BOTOX® is effective for multiple months at a time. When dynamic forehead wrinkles begin to appear once more as the fluid is eliminated from the body, it’s time for a repeat treatment at our office in Madison, WI.
The Non-Surgical Brow Lift